Anita Dube in Conversation

On 12 December 2018, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), referred to as ‘the people’s Biennale’, will open its fourth edition to the public. Considered one of the most significant large-scale exhibitions in South Asia, and by far one of the most attended art events in the subcontinent, this edition is curated by the New Delhi-based artist and critic Anita Dube—an appointment that reflects KMB’s stance as an artist-led exhibition.

Titled Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, at the heart of Dube’s stated vision for this edition of KMB ‘is a spirit of ongoing and decentralised collaboration.’ It aims to configure a ‘politics of friendship’ where ‘pleasure and pedagogy’ can co-exist and dream together. In reflection of this curatorial theme, Dube has invited an extensive range of artists from the Global South, including Walid Raad, William Kentridge, Tejal Shah, Tania Bruguera, Zanele Muholi, Vivian Caccuri, Rana Hamadeh, Barthélémy Toguo, Jitish Kallat, Marzia Farhana, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and The Otolith Group, to mention a few. The show will be staged across multiple venues in Kochi, including the Aspinwall House, Pepper House, David Hall, and Cabral Yard in the Fort Kochi area, as well as Durbar Hall in Ernakulam city close to Kochi’s main railway station. Cabral Yard will host KMB’s inaugural Pavilion—an open space for dialogue and sharing among participant-visitors of the Biennale, conceptualised by Dube.

Read the further text on Ocula site